A CHARITY has unveiled a range of miscarriage cards for people who might not know what to say but want to show their support.
The Miscarriage Association unveiled four cards with different messages of sympathy, saying they wanted to wanted to help people who feared coming across as “tactless”.
They said: “Often friends and family don’t know how to offer support and well-meaning attempts such as ‘you can always try again’ can come across as tactless and insensitive.”
The cards and their designs have been created and approved by women who have suffered a miscarriage themselves, and they also carry the details of the charity inside.
One says: “This is the worst. But I’ve got your back. And your front. And everything in between.”
Another message is: “This is totally ****! So here’s a hug in an envelope. A folded squeeze. From me. To you.”
- Miscarriage Association cards, Postmark Online, £3.50 – buy now
The third note says: “There’s no good card for this. I’m so sorry for your loss.”
While the last reads: “I wish this wasn’t happening to you.
“I don’t know what to say but I promise I’m here for you.”
Ruth Bender Atik, national director of the Miscarriage Association, said there seemed to be a gap in the market covering the traumatic, and common, life event.
She said: “Shockingly, greetings card retailers stock a card for almost every important life event, except one.
“These cards recognise miscarriage, and give words to those friends and loved ones who can’t find them.
“Losing a pregnancy is heart-breaking and can be very lonely.
“Close family and friends often don’t know what to say, say the wrong thing, or just say nothing at all.
“The new cards have been launched to fill that gap.
“They may even become a treasured memento, the acknowledgement of the briefest of lives.”
Natasha Necati, who has had eight miscarriages, said people often didn’t know what to say to her, or some ended up saying the wrong thing.
She said: “When I had my miscarriages, people meant to be kind, but I did have comments like ‘Sorry for your loss, but at least you know you can get pregnant’ and ‘Don’t worry, you’re still young,’ whereas others just didn’t say anything at all.
“I would have loved to receive cards like these. I especially like the one that says ‘I wish this wasn’t happening to you.
“‘I don’t know what to say. But I promise I am here for you. It says it all.’”
The cards cost £3.50 each and can be bought online, and the charity details inside are removable if you’d like a blank card.
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